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Hindley wins in China; former mechanic defends Cancellara: Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

November 13, 2017

In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Jai Hindley takes overall honours at the Tour of Fuzhou; Van Aert and Van Looy win at Superprestige Gavere; Brown, Champtaloup win at the Tour of Margaret River; Gianni Moscon breaks wrist in gym accident; Dirt roads return to Gent-Wevelgem in 2018; Dani Moreno to join EF Education First-Drapac; Former mechanic defends Cancellara against motor doping claims; 60-year-old cops doping ban, blames wife for spiking drink; Luke Rowe’s road to recovery; Highlights from the Urban Cycling World Championships.

Jai Hindley takes overall honours at the Tour of Fuzhou

by CyclingTips

Jai Hindley (Mitchelton-Scott) has further underlined his potential as a star of the future with the 21-year-old Australian winning the Tour of Fuzhou over the weekend.

Hindley, riding for the Chinese/Australian Mitchelton-Scott Continental team, attacked late and rode to victory on the uphill finish to stage 4. That win put Hindley four seconds clear of his nearest rival, Ka Hoo Fung (Hong Kong China), going into the fifth and final stage of the Chinese UCI 2.1 race.

That final stage concluded in a bunch sprint, with Maris Bogdanovics (Rietumu Banka – Riga) taking the stage victory. After being ably supported by his teammates, Hindley finished safely in the bunch to take his first professional stage race victory.

“There were a lot of riders that were within a minute of GC and we needed to keep a close eye on them — it was quite nerve-wracking, but we got through it,” Hindley said. “I got caught up in a crash and so it was only certain once I crossed the line, for sure it was a big relief.”

Hindley will make the step up to the professional ranks in 2018 after signing a three-year deal with Sunweb.

Final Classification: > - Stage Result

Sunday 12th November 2017

1. au
HINDLEY Jai
Mitchelton Scott
14:18:33
2. hk
FUNG Ka Hoo
Hong Kong China
0:04
3. by
BAZHKOU Stanislau
Minsk Cycling Club
0:15

Today’s feature image comes from Cor Vos and shows  Lars van der Haar (Telenet – Fidea) crashing during the Gavere round of the Superprestige series over the weekend.

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